Shelby County, TX- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers stationed
in Shelby County responded to a fatal auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash on July
28, at approximately 12 a.m. The vehicle striking the pedestrian fled the scene
without notifying law enforcement, which is a felony crime. This motor vehicle
crash occurred on State Highway 7, about 6 miles west of Center, Texas.
The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace
Marla Denby and has been identified as Maricela Hernandez, 29, from Houston,
Details of this crash are limited. DPS can confirm that the vehicle involved in the
crash struck the pedestrian and fled the scene without notifying a law enforcement
agency. The driver and vehicle are being sought by State Troopers who are
actively investigating this crime.
Texas DPS Troopers seek information about the driver, any passengers, and
vehicle involved in this motor vehicle crash.
This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available at this
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to notify your local law
enforcement agency or contact Lufkin DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.